Hello!  I'm Melanie, the gal behind the camera.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the opportunity to get to know me better!

I am a mama to the two most adorable girls in the world (if I do say so myself!).  My photography journey came to be as I became a mother.  I never wanted to take any of those precious days for granted, and I knew that photography would help me preserve all of the memories that I continue to hold in my heart forever!  I knew that I wanted to document every sweet detail, from their bright and beautiful eyes, to their wispy hair, freckles, and those adorable gap-toothed smiles.

I became widowed unexpectedly in the fall of 2021 from my sweetheart of 17 years, Ryan.  We are adjusting to our new normal, and thankful for the many years of cherished memories we have together.  I am grateful that photography allows me to provide for my girls, while doing something I love so dearly.  Our experience through this difficult time has taught us how strong we can be, and has also reinforced in my mind how important it is to capture every single moment.  Life is so short! The photographs we have captured in abundance of our family over the years are some of my most treasured possessions.

I have enjoyed creating art throughout my life, so becoming a photographer seemed like just an extension of the nearly constant drawing and painting of my grade school days.  In addition to photography, I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, summertime, live music, fresh flowers, hiking, skiing, the beach, gardening, and long distance running.  I have worked as a labor and delivery RN for 15 years, before making the switch to doing full-time photography in 2023.  Both photography and nursing have brought me so much joy and fulfillment over the years.

I started shooting professionally in 2008 and I haven't set the camera down since!  I am based out of Utah County and serve clients from all over the Provo and Salt Lake City areas.  I do also travel to Colorado once a year (my home state), and I am always open to other travel opportunities if you have a destination in mind for your family session!  Shoot me an email and see if we can make it happen!  I love exploring the beautiful outdoors here in Utah for all of those fun family portrait sessions.  I look forward to capturing your own story soon!  Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. 


My new self-booking website is live!!  Click HERE to be directed to the site and book your session in minutes,  and in which you can see my availability in real-time.

Contact information:
Email:  melaniericephotography@gmail.com
Phone:  (801) 865-7089

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Image credits:  Angie Monson and Coley Cook